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El Paso County, Texas

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El Paso County, Texas
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 865,657
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 800,647
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 46,088
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 23.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 320,965
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 62.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $126,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,283
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $428
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $855
Building permits, 2021 2,989
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 273,662
Persons per household, 2016-2020 3.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 69.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 89.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 82.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 79.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 24.0%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 9.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 54.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,673,404
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,956,349
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $11,908
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 23.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $48,292
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $22,490
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2020 15,084
Total employment, 2020 249,006
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 8,373,506
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 1.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 67,698
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,234
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,603
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,016
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,694
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,945
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 878
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,923
Population per square mile, 2020 854.4
Population per square mile, 2010 790.6
Land area in square miles, 2020 1,013.23
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,012.69
FIPS Code 48141
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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